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FMD in China Affects Pigs and Cattle

04 March 2013

CHINA - The Chinese veterinary authorities have reported foot and mouth disease outbreaks affecting pigs and cattle in Guangdong and Tibet.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received notifications on 1 March 2013. Pigs were first found affected on 18 February 2013, and the presence of the FMD virus (serotype O) was confirmed on 27 February. In the case of cattle, the outbreak was first observed on 19 February, and confirmed on 21 February. 

A total of 948 pigs were found susceptible, out of which 88 cases were reported. All 948 pigs were destroyed.

Out of 37 susceptible cattle, 13 cases were reported. All 37 animals were destroyed.

The source of the outbreaks remains inconclusive.

Several control measures have been applied to contain the situation.


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